Date Course Activities Learning Outcomes Assessed Value %
Ongoing Contribution to the learning community 10%
Unit 1: What is academic research and why is it important?
July 2 – July 21, 2019
Jul 1 – Jul 21 Complete all required readings and view all required videos for the unit.
Jul 1 – Jul 7 Complete Unit 1 Activity 1: Padlet check-in. You should upload your photo and written contribution by no later than July 4. Your comments on colleagues’ posts should be complete by July 7. A B C Part of contribution to learning community
Jul 8 – 14 Complete Unit 1 Activity 2: Reflecting on your academic writing. Complete by July 14 A B C Part of contribution to learning community
Jul 8 – 14 Complete Unit 1 Activity 3: What makes a good research question? Complete your blog posts by July 14 A B C Part of contribution to learning community
Jul 8 – 14 Complete Unit 1 Activity 4: Padlet research discussions.

  1. quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research;
  2. primary and secondary research.

Complete your responses by July 11. Complete your responses to colleagues by July 14.

A B C Part of contribution to learning community
Jul 21 Complete and submit Assignment 1: Role and importance of research (individual) by July 21.
Prepare your PechaKucha 12×20 presentation which take place at the start of residency.
A B D 20%

July 22 – August 2, 2019 – RESIDENCY

See detailed Residency schedule

Unit 3: Critical analysis of research literature
August 5 – August 25, 2019
Aug 5 – Aug 25 Complete all required readings and required videos for the unit
Aug 5 – 18 Complete Unit 3 Activity 1: Padlet re: ethics, research integrity, validity, reliability. Post your padlet response by August 15, and respond to at least two of your colleagues’ posts by August 18
A B C Part of contribution to learning community
Aug 19 – 25 Complete Unit 3 Activity 2: Padlet reflection by August 25 1 Part of contribution to learning community
Aug 25 Complete and submit Assignment 3: Critical analysis of research literature A C D 40%